Maintaining blood sugars on a long haul – be it running, riding or whatever your favorite sport is, can be a challenge when living with Type 1 diabetes. In fact, one of the questions I’m most frequently asked is:
“How do you control your blood sugars when you exercise?”.
Shy of hauling a trailer full of food and diabetes supplies, one is faced with the complexities of choosing what makes the cut when packing for a long adventure. Granted, supplies will change depending upon the sport at hand but the basics remain the same. Intensity of the exercise and hours anticipated off-the-grid will dictate what gets shoved (literally) into pockets and bags. [Read more...]